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Frits Schut

Patent attorney

‘No matter what accomplishments your business makes, IP protection of essential technologies is vital to stay ahead of the competition.’
Frits Schut

Frits Schut

  • Life Sciences
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner

Frits Schut has been involved in patenting since 1995, when exploiting patented inventions of which he was a co-inventor in a biotech startup.

Frits studied biology at the universities of Utrecht, Amsterdam and obtained his PhD in microbiology from the university of Groningen.

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While performing part of his PhD work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks he came into contact with molecular genetics and DNA diagnostics. He was able to further develop these techniques for medical and veterinary application with the Medical faculty in Groningen and these developments were commercially implemented in a startup diagnostic company, of which he was a co-director.

Frits joined V.O. in 2001. He has broad expertise, and is particularly involved in therapeutic and diagnostic (medical) biotechnology, microbiology and plant protection. Both because of his background and portfolio, Frits has special experience with Life Science companies aiming to protect their essential technologies. He has a wide experience in patent cases before the European Patent Office and the Court of The Hague. Frits also has experience with plant protection before the Dutch and Community Plant Variety Office.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2001-present)
  • Co-Director and CSO Microscreen, Groningen (1995-2000)
  • Post-Doc, University of Groningen (1993)
  • Visiting Scientist, University of Alaska Fairbanks (1988)

Education

  • PhD in Microbiology, University of Groningen (1994)
  • MSc in Biology, University of Groningen (1988), Major in Microbiology

Directories

  • Otto Oudshoorn, Hajo Kraak and Frits Schut are mainstays of the life sciences and chemistry practice. As co-director of a start-up, Schut has first-hand commercial experience; another “brilliant life sciences sage who is extremely talented and technically astute” (IAM Patent 1000, 2019).

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of UNION (President of Life Sciences Commission)
  • Member of AIPLA
  • Member of FICPI
  • Member of Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of EPI

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

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News

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Gerard and Anton Awards 2019

Every year, Brainport Eindhoven celebrates the Gerard and Anton Awards festival, named after the two illustrious Philips brothers. Here, prizes are awarded to the 10 most promising startups from Eindhoven that are noteworthy for their combination of applied innovative technology and entrepreneurship.Continue reading

New Meet the Expert location in Liège

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Events

IP World Summit 2019

Amsterdam, Paul van Vlissingenstraat, Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries. Continue reading

IPBC Asia 2019

Palace Hotel Tokyo, 1 Chome-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan

Returning to Tokyo, IPBC Asia 2019 is set to be the largest yet – building on the phenomenal success of the event since its launch in 2013. IPBC Asia is focused on chief IP officers, heads of intellectual property or their equivalents at major corporates from across Asia-Pacific; and their counterparts at major multinationals Continue reading

APAA Council Meeting 2019

Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association ("APAA") is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). Continue reading